POLLUTION: 100 municipalities discharged sewage into the St. Lawrence river and Gulf in 2015. What’s happening today?
100 municipalities discharge sewage into Quebec’s waterways
CBC obtained a complete list of all municipalities that dump untreated wastewater
CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2015 6:46 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 23, 2015 10:42 PM ET
Raw sewage from Chute-aux-Outardes flows into the Outardes River, which then empties onto the St. Lawrence River. (Radio-Canada)
While Montreal has grabbed headlines for its plan to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River, 100 other municipalities regularly discharge their wastewater into Quebec’s waterways without treatment or filtration.
CBC has obtained a complete list of all municipalities and which river basins they dump into. The Quebec government had previously said that there were 101 municipalities, but have reduced it to 100 after further study.